Biography - Jesse Boyd

Jesse BOYD, farmer, P. O. Walshville, was born in Franklin County, Va., August 22, 1810; son of Henry and Ellender (WOODS) BOYD. Henry BOYD was born in Franklin County, Va., in 1789, and died in Montgomery County, Ill., March 25, 1877. His wife, a native of Virginia, was born in 1789, and died in Montgomery county in 1872. Our subject, the second of a family of nine children, received his education in Warren County, Ky. He also attended school at Staunton, Macoupin Co., Ill. He has followed the occupation of a farmer in Macoupin and Montgomery Counties for the last fifty years. In Macoupin County, Ill., in 1832, he married Matilda VOYLES, born in Pendleton County, N. C., in 1811, daughter of Robert and Hester (MORRIS) VOYLES. From this union they have had twelve children, six of whom died in infancy. Those living are Hester R., William J., Ellender M., Martha A., Robert H. and Jessie S. Mr. Boyd is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and of the A., F. & A. M. He is a Republican in politics.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 187.

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